Chronic Wasting Disease

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a fatal, neurological illness occurring in North American cervids (members of the deer family), including white-tailed deer,
Research indicates that chronic wasting disease is caused by a misfolded protein called a prion.
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) has an extended incubation period averaging 18–24 months between infection and the onset of noticeable signs.